It's 9.45pm Alaska time.
We've been tracing the tracker all afternoon watching Allen, the Black Team and a bunch of other mushers navigate the Blueberry Hills and the coastline up to Koyuk. This was a particularly difficult piece of the trail for the front runners but hopefully the weather conditions made it a little more navigable. We're really happy to see them all travelling in a group across the treacherous trail and it looked like they might have swapped around the leading position between them a few times to give each other a break.
Take a look on the current standings and see the ten mushers arrived into Koyuk within 50 minutes of each other.
Ryne found this fantastic picture of the Black Team from the start of the race in a National Geographic article (click the pic for the link). We hope to see more pictures of them and we are busting a gut to hear how the four rookies are faring in the toughest race of their lives.
L-R: Scooter, Mismo, Boris, Izzy, Outlaw (rear) and Felix
They've already had a few days rest out at the Unlakleet checkpoint so are feeling great and I'm sure looking forward to seeing their mates.
Chica has completed her race and is now in Nome with the rest of her team. She caught up on some sleep during the day and is feeling just fine (left: Aliy gets the A-okay for Chica from the vets).
She enjoyed her steak dinner very much!